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    July 11, 2012
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>> a couple of isolated thunderstorms yesterday. here in town, we were fine and dry. it looks like a similar situation today. most of you will get away with a good day. everything is well to the south of us on the radar. we have scattered cloudiness. all the action will be to the south. high pressure to the north will bring us another typical summer day today. we'll talk about it in detail coming up. now we want to check on the dry pavement. >> good morning. a couple of things to get to. off and on road in pasadena, we have an accident. it sounds serious -- on a mountain road. southbound route 26 is shut
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down. use extra caution. the major roadways scoring great shape. 11 minutes on the outer loop. same thing on the west side. 10 minutes from the beltway southwest down towards 32. here's a quick live look at traffic. 83 x shawan road checks out just fine all the way down. here's a quick live look at traffic. this is security. building but overall a smooth ride audience higher beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> police are trying to find out what caused a suspect to cut someone in north baltimore. police responded around 9:30 on tuesday night and found a victim suffering from cut wounds. police say they do have a suspt in custody. searching for a boy that went
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missing. police say he was last seen at around 9:30 on his grandmother's porch. he mentioned he did not want to go on to his mother and took off. the boy has left home before. he was last seen wearing black nikes sneakers. call the missing persons unit if you have seen him. a firefighter is in jail charged with running a prostitution ring. >> jennifer franciotti is live downtown with some details for us. i understand this is not the first time this firefighter has been in some sort of trouble. >> almost the same type of trouble. 2010, jamar simmons was arrested. we do know he has been a
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firefighter since 2002. police detectives raided his alleged headquarters in a warehouse in south baltimore. detectives have been investigating him along with franklin coit november of last year. >> we found a handgun, ammunition, a small knot of marijuana and various documents that would suggest an online prostitution and trafficking business was being conducted from the location. >> how investigators found out about the alleged prostitution ring and more on his 2010 arrest for a similar case of prostitution. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> some controversy around the fire department from the proposed pay raise for the fire chief. the mayor is expected to make a request for the pay raise today.
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that has sparked outrage among the rank and fire. the mayor says the fire chief deserves the record. ise. >> this is a slap in the face to every man and woman in the baltimore city fire department. how can you accept a raise when you told there members there is no money? happy new except to raise? >> in addition, the mayor will also request that james clack received a contract extension. >> a police officer sentence for his role in a kickback scheme. jaime lugo referred accident victims to majestic telling shoppers -- towing shop.
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now to another state. the man who fell off a boat in cecil county has died. he was from pennsylvania and cleaning his bow when the accidentat lee fell overboard. -- he was cleaning his boat when he fell over. >> the owner of several liquor stores have been invited to a meeting to discuss rezoning of their establishments. they want to phase out liquor sales. violent crime tends to cluster around neighborhood liquor stores. the zoning change would affect about 100 stores. >> people that are brought up in that environment is not going to change because there is no
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liquor store. to pinpoint a liquor store as being the problem for people's bad behavior is wrong. >> the planning director says the change will be introduced to the city council this year and will be phased in over a two- year period. a new bill would lower the blood alcohol limit and would tighten penalties for any driver convicted of driving under the influence. the move is now on hold. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you support the lowering of the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers of commercial vehicles? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> 71 degrees on tv hill. a hearing set for two penn state leaders. >> a vote is scheduled on a bill aimed at repealing the president's health care law. lawmakers do not think it will get very far. >> this is the b
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." 5: >> 5:10. 78 degrees downtown.
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70 at the airport. our temperatures rise today into the mid to upper 80's for highs and not terribly humidity. basically partly cloudy skies. mid to upper 80's. out around forever, you'll probably see more clouds and an isolated storm. we'll talk more about the details in the forecast coming up in just a minute. >> the u.s. house of representatives vote on another bill aimed at appealing the affordable health care act. the chamber is expected to pass the measure but don't expect to see the measure had anywhere further. pull have the political time the vote coming up in a live report at 5:30.
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mitt romney will speak to the ncaap, hoping to sway some in texas with his pro jobs message. unemployment among african- americans is disproportionate high, 14%. >> a hearing is scheduled for two penn state employees accused of lying to the grand jury. jerry sanduskyry s was convicted. >> 5:11. 71 degrees on tv hill. a nice cold drink would be refreshing today. we will tell you where you can get one free.
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>> your teenagers are more likely to hit the road this summer with their friends. >> we are tracking an accident in pasadena. it will check on a closure along it will check on a closure along route 26 in s
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we want to update you on what to expect. we start in pasadena, an accident along mountain road.
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was down 26 is shutdown because of a downed tree. watch for the closure. eastbound traffic gets by. 63 on southbound 95 out of white marsh. problem free down to the fort mchenry. 895 checking out ok on the harbor tunnel. here's a quick live look at traffic. an update on the harrisburg expressway shows a little bit more traffic in the southbound direction. on to the j.f.x., no problems into town. a nice start at security. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. moving along smoothly. we do have the 22 bus diverting at mason. on time from hunt valley to cromwell station.
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no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. i'm kurt kronke. now back to john collins. >> thank you. a nice morning this morning yesterday. 93 at the inner harbor yesterday. we had a little humidity. it was it reasonable summer day. we had some clouds in the afternoon. the normal high is 88. no rain at the airport or downtown. there were some thunderstorms that our isolated over montgomery county and pg counties. you can see that stuff cropped up south of the city. showers and thunderstorms isolated in parts of harford county and cecil county. most of the action has been to the south. temperatures this morning in the
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70's. 75 on the boardwalk. low to mid 60's out in far western maryland. here is where the front is stalled. it will be there all day long. scattered thunderstorms down to the south. there could be something in the mountains west of us. here's what the map will look like by late afternoon and early evening. high pressure is holding the tropical air to the south of us. you can see the cooler air from new england pushing down. the cooler air is up in the great lakes and cannot push far south enough to pull us down. partly cloudy skies with an isolated shower. the highest chance to be out west. the wind will be south easily from 5 to 10 miles per hour.
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the futurecast shows all of the action to the south. crop up to thecroppedy west of us. we begin to see a little more action by friday. we do have rain in the forecast for this weekend. upper 80's to near 90 with an isolated thunderstorm chance today. closer to 90 this weekend and the renewed chance comes sen -- and the rain chance comes then. >> a major celebration for a convenience store giant. today, 7-eleven is 7-eleven's 85th birthday. they are planning to give away thousands of slurpees. stores across the country will
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give away slurpees. many parents worry about their teenage drivers. a new gps device might help keep teenage drivers in check and give their parents a little peace of mind. >> imagine being able to know all about your teenager's driving habits and if they were driving too fast along the way. the technology exists. >> it is about an experience. young people do not have the same experience as uni do behind the wheel. >> the car has to have a diagnostic port to plug into. the information is sent to parents computers or smart phone. >> it is kind of weird to think
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about it. it is for my better good. i did not say it is big brother devise but it is kind of like having a second parent in the car. >> the parent can set a maximum speed. if something happens, an alert is sent. the teenagers cannot remove the device. >> it will serve as a coaching tool. >> i think it is a great idea. aaa is testing the device in a number of states but not in maryland. >> more travelers are looking for dining bills when they are on vacation. -- dining deals. jane king has the bloomberg
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business report. >> bank of america sent letters to 60,000 people offering to slice money off of their loan. more than half have not responded. this is part of an effort to meet terms of the foreclosure settlement. it may be borrowed fatigue and looking into why response rates are so low. homeowners are exhausted from five the foreclosure and they think the offer is not legitimate. we did end with a lower close yesterday. pessimism over the burning season. the s&p dropped for a fourth straight session. they're ready to evaluate the possibility of a merger or some other options. u.s. airways has been courting support among bondholders as
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well as its unions. 60% of americans say they seek out local dining deals when they're on vacation. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> we just past the fourth of july last week but you have a story of a partnership between target and neiman-marcus for the holidays. >> kind of a strange partnership. neiman-marcus and target. they are partnering to offer an exclusive line of american designer products for the holiday season. how much that will cost at what the automakers are offering to get you into their showrooms.
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>> thank you. >> 5:22. 71 degrees on tv hill. makes news on the maryland assessment results -- mixed news. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. would you support the lowering of the legal blood alcohol limit from .08 to .04 for drivers of commercial vehicles? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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school reading scores were down. more than 360,000 students took the test back in the spring. >> we begin to get more focused over the years. it depends on the difference students and the different mix of students. >> parents can expect copies of their students' scores in the coming weeks. you can check statewide results on our website, wbaltv.com. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. another report caught focusing on maryland's environment results. >> a baltimore city firefighter is arrested in connection with a prostitution ring. >> health care and making headlines. >> a few scattered clouds this
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. how long will these nice temperatures last? >> i hope forever. this is summertime. things will unravel a little bit after today and tomorrow. temperatures this morning is very nice.
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a lot of the readings are in the 70's. 71 at the airport. the barometer is a little higher than yesterday. 78 at the inner harbor. the temperatures are the range they were in it yesterday. we will wind up today much like we had yesterday. >> which was nice. some people receive some isolated showers. >> let's check what is going on. we had a problem in sykesville. in pasadena, this accident is still clearing at mountain road. everything has reopened along route 26 in sykesville. we had a downed tree and is now clear. on the west side, 57 miles per hour towards baltimore national pike. speeds looking good on southbound 95 coming down from
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white marsh. flowing smoothly down towards the fort mchenry. a nice start at the fort mchenry. here's a quick live look at traffic. 795 at franklin boulevard, no sign of delays. more volume in the southbound direction. we will keep you posted. 50 at 97 in the annapolis region. no problems to report on route 50. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are following breaking news out of ohio where it for a train has derailed. this is a live look at the scene of the fire in columbus, ohio. the train derailed and some of the cars burst into flames. that caused an explosion and injured at least two people. some people have been evacuated.
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a hazardous materials team is on the scene. >> today the health care law takes center stage. >> the chamber is expected to pass it but not expected to move forward. hallie jackson is live with more on what we can expect this morning. >> good morning. this vote to repeal health care may run into some problems in the senate. the senate is controlled by democrats. the house debate is about making a political point. >> we are resolved to have this law go away. >> and so republicans push their message. >> we can do better. we owe the american people better. >> it is bad policy today and it will be bad policy tomorrow. >> obamacare got it wrong.
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>> this is the first time the house holds a vote to repeal the health-care act since the supreme court voted. >> to rally the base and that is their strategy. >> house gop members have tried to get rid of it or gutted more than 30 times. >> it seems like a groundhog day. the same thing over and over and over again. >> what i consider wasting time with politics instead of putting people back to work. >> this is baloney. the arguments are baloney. bologna, bologna, baloney. >> the only way to change it is to change the occupant in the oval office. >> why should the house take a vote when everybody knows how it will turn out? because they can take that vote and use when the campaign. >> we will hear more on the
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debate first thing this morning after the house state late last night talking about this. we do expect a vote on repeal by late afternoon. >> any alternatives on capitol hill to the affordable health care act? >> the gop message has been consistent, repeal and replace. since the supreme court ruling, we have not heard about what has republicans would replace the law with. >> we have an update to a story. police have found a 10-year-old who went missing last night. he was found early this morning and is safe. city firefighter faces charges of running a prostitution ring. jennifer franciotti is live downtown with the details. how did the rain get uncovered?
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>> they found out through a tip. that is out investigators were able to find out about this. we dit was just two years ago that jamar simmons was arrested and a similar prostitution case. police detectives raided his alleged headquarters at this warehouse in southwest baltimore on monday. >> we found a handgun, ammunition, a small amount of marijuana, and various ledgers and documents that would suggest that an online prostitution and human trafficking operation was being conducted from the location. >> detectives have been investigating jamar simmons and franklin coit since november of last year. a cyber tip led them to a website advertising jobs for prostitutes. an informant said that they had three to six girls working as
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prostitutes at any given time, either at the warehouse or at various hotels. this is not the for first-time both men had been in trouble with the law. jamar simmons was given probation before judgment and a fine. a spokesperson explained why jamar simmons kept his job after that 2010 case. >> a uniformed member of our department would have to be -- the outcome of the case by the judicial system would have to be a guilty plea. if that is not the case, we don't get into that. that would be how we would proceed with our penalties and dispositions. >> as of right now, jamar simmons has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of this case. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you.
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police hope they can catch a man suspected in a downtown shooting. this composite sketch of the suspect has been released. the incident happened the night of june 30. anyone with information should call baltimore city police. >> the general assembly is doing a better job helping to protect maryland's environment, according to a score card. release a score card on how leaders are doing on things like improving air quality. the clean water healthy water initiative was designed to help the bay and make baltimore's waters swimmable and fishable also creating jobs. 19 lawmakers received a zero.
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>> many smokers say the fear of gaining weight keeps them from kicking the habit. >> more details coming up. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. would you support the lowering of the legal blood alcohol limit from .08 to .04 for drivers of commercial vehicles? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> if you're heading out anytime soon, we are tracking an accident in windsor
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>> good morning. 5:40. halfway through the week.
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let's sample some of the temperatures. at the airport, 71. 69 in sykesville. 71 at white marsh. chestertown, 72. down at pasadena, 72 degrees. today we will rise into the mid to upper 80's. we will have a scattering of clouds. the might be a shower west towards the afternoon. temperatures in the 80's to the early evening hours. more on the forecast details in just a few minutes. >> a new study finds the amount smokers gain when they stop smoking is larger than originally thought. >> smokers gained between eight
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and 11 pounds after the stop smoking. they lose the weight after a few years. a cancer drug appears to increase the time it takes breast tumors to progress. >> it does not increase overall survival. most were taking the drug in combination with chemotherapy. patients had one to six additional months before their tumors grew. despite losing fda approval, the drug is still approved for treatment in europe. >> 5:42. the maryland law might be setting your car up to be stolen. >> will check and on the all- star game last night in kansas
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city. not much of a classic. >> another day in the 80's in the baltimore area. we'll get the forecast from
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we do have a new accident that we are tracking in windsor mill on old court road. watch for possible delays as police are arriving on the scene. this accident on mountain road has been cleared. heading out to the airport, 47 on 195 to and from the airport. problem free at the tunnels. a nice start on the area bridges. here's a quick live look at traffic. this is the northwest corner of the beltway.
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out of the traffic is still running smoothly all the way down the west side -- out of the traffic. the j.f.x. at coldspring lane is checking out ok. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. moving along smoothly at this hour. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail on schedule. metro subway on time. the third bus is diverting at edmondson and swann. -- the 30 bus is diverting at edmondson and swann. >> good morning. we can see from the south some rain activity, thunderstorm activity down around north slofolk. some storm activity yesterday around harford county and cecil county around the noon hour.
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not much precipitation. there was about an inch of rain in montgomery county. that was not here in baltimore. 75 degrees in annapolis. 70 in cambridge. 75 on the boardwalk. 68 in elkton. 67 in parkton. 60 in far western maryland. here is the satellite image. scattered clouds overhead. the rain is concentrated along this frontal boundary which has dipped into its south carolina and the outer banks. this'll be a permanent feature because it has stalled. the high pressure is trying to push this to the south. everything stays where it is. we have eight day today that will be similar to yesterday. most of the rain will stay to
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the south. similar temperatures just about everywhere. seattle, 82. 90's in denver. the hot weather is down in texas. an isolated shower from frederick west word. otherwise, most of the area it should state rain-free. the rain mostly to the south. something could crop up to the west. tomorrow, most of the rain will be in pennsylvania. we will see more clouds towards the end of the week. our temperatures in the mid to upper 80's for a day or two. gets more humid for the weekend. rain chances taken on saturday
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and sunday. >> your car could disappear and then be sold. >> barry simms exposed as a maryland law bank that some say it is a license to steal. >> some local car owners said they had no intention of saying there vehicle but we discovered that didn't matter. her car disappeared. police discovered that the thief sold it. >> i never signed over my car. you cannot except some anonymous person's signature for a car that does not belong to them. >> they said their car was stolen. >> i cried. i cried because we put everything into that car. we paid a lot for us. >> how could these cars be sold?
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night, we revealed in maryland law that some consider could be a license to steal. yes the neighbor about the serious allegations. >> interesting. 5:50. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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[ female announcer ] introducing the ultimate daily lotion from gold bond. because your skin needs a little healing every day. the ultimate daily lotion -- new from gold bond. >> a new bill is under consideration that would lower the blood alcohol limit for drivers of commercial vehicles. it would tighten penalties for any driver convicted of driving under the influence. the move is now on hold. testing equipment caused hundreds of convictions into question. >> that story was the focus of our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- would you support the lowering of the legal blood alcohol limit from .08 to .04 for drivers of
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commercial vehicles? >> keep sending us those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> all-star game last night in kansas city. the national league will play host in the world series because the nl squad got the job done. the orioles were well represented as there were introduced last night. all three did polite but this game was over in the first inning. justin verlander on the mound and he was rocked by pablo sandoval. that was a triple. top of the fourth, melky cabrera.
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he would become the mvp. two-run shot. matt wieters gets into one but not out. hauled in by bryce harper. 8-0 was the final. first shutout since 1996. i caught up with lardarius webb yesterday. golf swing.a new ball swin ravens training camp is tebet ago. awwo weeks nice to catch up with lardarius webb yesterday. that's it for sports. i'm pete gilbert. >> it is starting to look a lot like christmas inside shoppers'
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minds. how many people are getting an early start to holiday shopping. >> it looks like the same sex marriage law will have to pass a final hurdle. it is up to the voters. >> it is a big birthday cake made out of cheesecake. >> we have to get through a little warm weather before christmas. >> we're checking on your morning commute. we have a problem in windsor mill. we will let you know if we're tracking any delays. [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway:
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with new santa fe steak melts. subway. eat fresh. >> a firefighter is charged in an alleged prostitution ring. >> health care and making headlines. the symbolism behind today's vote to repeal the law. >> the mayor is pushing for a pay raise for the fire chief. hear what the rank and file has to say about that idea. >> forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by